[Serie A] Lazio - Empoli = 2 - 0

Lazio secured their fourth victory in the last five matches of Serie A, defeating Empoli in Week 36 of the 2023-2024 Italian Serie A League on Sunday (12/5).

The match ended with Lazio triumphing 2-0 over Empoli, courtesy of goals from Patric and Matias Vecino. This outcome pushed Empoli near to the relegation zone, adding to their challenges in the remaining two matches. Coach Igor Tudor opted to leave Luis Alberto out due to disciplinary issues, while Mario Gila was sidelined due to injury, and Ivan Provedel was still not fit enough in goal.

In a special tribute, Lazio donned commemorative kits and honored the 1974 champions before kick-off, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first Scudetto win.

The clash at Stadio Olimpico was intense, with Lazio seizing the lead just before halftime as Patric, left unmarked, converted Mattia Zaccagni's corner with a close-range strike.

The second half saw Lazio intensify their attacks on Empoli's defense, culminating in Vecino's goal in the last minutes, capitalizing on a precise pass from Pedro to breach Empoli's defense in the 89th minute.

With a final score of 2-0 in favor of Lazio, the victory solidified their seventh-place standing with 59 points, while Empoli's defeat keeps them perilously close to relegation in 17th place with 32 points, narrowly ahead of Udinese with 30 points. 

Lazio (3-4-2-1): Mandas 8; Patric 7, Romagnoli 6, Hysaj 6; Lazzari 5.5, Guendouzi 5.5 (65' Vecino 7), Kamada 6.5 (88' Cataldi n/a), Marusic 6; Felipe Anderson 6 (65' Rovella 5.5), Zaccagni 6 (76' Pedro 6.5); Immobile 5.5 (65' Castellanos 5.5)

Bench: Provedel, Renzetti, Casale, Pellegrini, Isaksen, Gonzalez

Coach: Tudor 6.5

Goalscorers: 45+3' Patric (L), 89' Vecino (L)


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